Vol. 5, No. 1 & 2, Fall/Winter 1986

About the Cover

“Crab Pots” stacked on the beach in Homer, Alaska, await the fishing season. Crabbing in Alaska was at its peak in 1981 with a $210 million harvest of king, dungeness, and snow (tanner) crab. The fishery currently sustains a $75 million to $100 million industry.

© Sam Kimura

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Table of Contents


Leaving the South Melinda Johns
That Long Body of Hers Julie Esther Fisher
The Conversion of Jefferson Scotten Vickie Winslow Chesser
from Silver Grass Donna Mack
What to Do When a Storm Comes Ray Cosseboom
The Onlooker Frederick K. Semken
What Do the Dead Know Next to the Living? Barbara Haas
Fix David Sosnowski
Toussaint Ronald F. Turner
The Arab Swimming Pool Paul Witherington
Gwenda Edwin Ritchie


Paulo and Francesca John Haines
The Vision of Marsden Hartley John Haines
From the Workshop of Brancusi and Giacometti John Haines
Annuncia Sara Raymond
Landmarks Sandra Eacker
After Charles Baudelaire (I) Wayne Koestenbaum
After Charles Baudelaire (II) Wayne Koestenbaum
After Charles Baudelaire (III) Wayne Koestenbaum
Pieces of Sky Linda Schandelmeier
Song, what the moon means Doug Marx
On a Bright Morning Joanne Townsend
The Halibut Leslie Leyland Fields
Hiroshima Maidens: Imaginary Translations from the Japanese Daniel James Sundahl